Dr Matthew Green
MBBS, MSc, BAppSci(Optom), FRANZCO
Dr Green is a Queensland trained Ophthalmologist who has recently completed subspecialty training in corneal, cataract and refractive surgery at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Green specialises in
- Cataract surgery
- Pterygium surgery
- Corneal graft surgery
- Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus
- EXCIMER laser refractive surgery for keratoconus
- Glaucoma treatment
Dr Green originally qualified as an Optometrist at Queensland University of Technology and completed his medical degree at University of Queensland. Dr Green spent two years as a resident at Gold Coast Hospital. Then after four years of training in public hospitals in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Lismore he completed his training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Here he received specialised training in corneal, cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery under the supervision of Professor John Dart, Professor David Gartry and Mr Mark Wilkins.
Dr Green has an active research interest in the epidemiology of microbial keratitis. For this research he has been awarded a Masters of Science from the University of New Wales and an Australian Research Award from the Australian Government’s department of Education. He also researches in the areas of DMEK surgery and Boston Keratoprosthesis, has multiple publications in international peer reviewed journals and presents regularly at international conferences.
International medical aid is also a strong area of interest for Dr Green. He has been a surgeon on trips to Nepal and Burma and has lectured on the prevention of trachoma on a remote island in Fiji. Dr Green has an ongoing commitment to the Myanmar eyecare program where he is involved in teaching local surgeons corneal surgery and is assisting in the setup of a national eyebank.
Dr Esra Sanli
BMSc, MBBS (Hons), MMed, FRANZCO
Dr Sanli is an ophthalmic surgeon who specialises in
- Cataract surgery
- Oculoplastic surgery (ptosis, eyelid skin cancer, ectropion & entropion repair, blepharoplasty, lacrimal surgery)
- Pterygium surgery
Dr Esra Sanli is an Australian trained, comprehensive general ophthalmologist, who also holds an appointment as a staff specialist at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
Dr Sanli completed her undergraduate medical degree with Honours at The University of Tasmania. Her specialist ophthalmology training was at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney.
Dr Sanli undertook fellowship training at Cheltenham and Gloucester General Hospital’s in the United Kingdom. During this time she honed her skills in cataract, eyelid and lacrimal surgery under the guidance of world renowned oculoplastic surgeon, Mr Ric Caesar.
Dr Sanli prides herself on achieving excellent outcomes for her patients by utilising the most current evidence, advanced diagnostic investigations and personalised therapeutic strategies.
A/Prof Heather Russell
MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), FRCOphth, FRANZCOO
Dr Heather Russell graduated from the University of Glasgow with Honours in Medicine in 1999, before completing specialty training in ophthalmology and obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK). This was followed by two years of sub-specialty fellowship training in paediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, firstly at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, and then at the University of Auckland.
Dr Russell moved with her family to Australia in 2012. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and took up a position at Gold Coast University Hospital where she continues to practice as a Senior Staff Specialist in General and Paediatric Ophthalmology. In recognition of her commitment to teaching she has recently been awarded Associate Professor of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.
Dr Russell is a member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Australian and New Zealand Strabismus Society (ANZSS), the International Strabismological Association (ISA), the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS), and the Paediatric Special Interest Group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in international medical journals, coauthored a book chapter on ocular findings in inflicted trauma in infants, presented at many local and international meetings, and lectured on paediatric ophthalmology, injectable muscle relaxants in the management of strabismus, progressive myopia in children, retinopathy of prematurity, and infantile nystagmus.
Dr Russell specialises in cataract surgery and general adult ophthalmology. She has expertise in all aspect of paediatric ophthalmology, and paediatric and adult strabismus (turned eye), and has extensive experience in the use of injectable muscle relaxants for treatment of blepharospasm, hemi-facial spasm and complex strabismus. In addition, Dr Russell has a special interest in the management of progressive myopia in children.
Dr Travers Weaver
B.Med.Sci, MBBS(Hons I), FRANZCO
Dr Weaver is an ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon with international subspecialist training in medical and surgical Retinal diseases as well as ocular oncology. He prides himself on developing excellent rapport with his patients and delivering exceptional patient centred care and results.
His expertise is in the management of:
- Retinal tears and detachments
- Macular hole and epiretinal membrane
- Simple and complex cataract surgery with secondary IOL techniques
- Retinal disease including macular degeneration, vein occlusion and diabetic eye diseases
- Vitreous hemorrhage
- Ocular trauma
- Ocular oncologic conditions
Dr Weaver was selected and awarded both the Topham and Trevellyn-Smith scholarships to undergo 2 years of fellowships as the W.H.Ross fellow (top ranked candidate worldwide) at the world-renowned University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His ophthalmic training was through the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital program where he obtained the highest honour – the KG Howsam gold medal for being the most exceptional candidate in Australia and New Zealand in the final examinations. He received a full scholarship to undertake medical school at Griffith University on the Gold Coast where he graduated with First Class Honours and The University Medal (University’s highest academic award). He also received School of Medicine prizes in Medicine, Surgery and Paediatrics being the first placed candidate in those subjects.
Dr Weaver is up to date with the latest treatments and research and has authored scientific articles in local and international journals as well as presented his work at local and international congresses. In addition, he is an investigator in several international multicentre clinical trials. He holds a VMO appointment in the retinal unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Redland Hospital where he trains the next generation of ophthalmologists and vitreoretinal Surgeons. Intermediate surgery is available at these locations.
Dr Weaver resides on the Gold Coast with his wife and 2 young children, they enjoy the beach, hiking adventures and skiing/snowboarding.